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  • What is Keratoconus?
  • Symptoms of the disease
  • Treatment Methods
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Keratoconus?

    Transparent layer of the eye called the cornea forward bulging and thinning due to lack of sufficiently rigid. When starting with a progressive disease in adolescence. Often seen with both eyes. The reason is uncertain. 10% genetic, other than that of the eye with systemic diseases or allergic eye diseases can also be seen after a very oğuşturulması.
    The most important symptom, düzeltilememesidir to see the spectacle.

    Keratoconus why does it occur?
    The reason is uncertain. 10% genetic, other than that of the eye with systemic diseases or allergic eye diseases can also be seen after a very oğuşturulması. In addition, patients with a thin cornea, defined as a group at risk of allergic disease in patients with keratoconus.

    What are the major symptoms?
    • allergies and itching in your eye constantly
    • Continuous progressive myopia and astigmatism,
    • not being satisfied with a kind of your glasses
    • inability to obtain clear vision with glasses
    • difficulty driving a car at night
    In recognition of the above symptoms, patients should not neglect this situation, as the experience of having adequate infrastructure, technology, and the doctor should refer to an eye hospital. It should be noted that the progression of the disease diagnosed and stopped in sooner so the damage is minimized.

    Does Keratoconus occurs in both eyes at once?
    Keratoconus patients 95% of the disease in one eye and both eyes of each other reviewers have seen and progresses more rapidly than before.

    Is there an age of Keratoconus is a disease?
    Disease usually begins in adolescence, between the ages of 20-40 stable period after the age of 40 is to show the progress.

    What should I do to prevent keratoconus?
    Do not rub your eyes to prevent keratoconus, and do not scratch each year at the general eye exam.

    What are the methods of treatment of keratoconus?
    Contact lenses, cross-linking, intraocular rings and very advanced cases, corneal transplantation.

    Keratoconus disease is blind?
    Keratoconus many treatment options are available at every stage of disease, and a disease that is not blind. However, if left untreated keratoconus require corneal transplant may lead to serious vision problems.

    Keratoconus is a progressive disease Is constantly?
    Research in the habit of scratching the prevention of eye patients, even if the show You could progress in disease. In the spring of medical support should be given to patients allergic, anti-allergy eye drops usually are sufficient. Therefore, a continuous progressive keratoconus is not a disease. However, disease progression in patients who continue to scratch your eye shows. Friction or pressure on the front of the cornea by a mechanism similar to scratch contact lenses that promote disease.

    Corneal cross-linking (CCL) treatment can stop the disease keratoconus?
    Yes, I stopped crosslinking treatment of keratoconus disease has been proven scientifically. This treatment is done one time, and not to increase the level of the patient's vision is aimed at stopping the progression of the disease.

    Corneal cross-linking (CCL) treatment interfere with any other surgeries, sturdy?
    Is no. After this treatment can be applied, if necessary, intrastromal corneal ring or a corneal transplant, does not preclude other treatment options.
    Effect is seen when?
    Corneal minimal impact on the second, then the third month can be seen.
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